Learn To Cycle Like A Victorian in London

Penny Farthing Ride

  • For groups of up to 8 people
  • Approximately 3 hours
  • From £135 per rider


"A once-in-a-lifetime experience"

~ Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel

Perhaps one of the precarious looking machines to grace the streets of London, the Ordinary Bicycle, aka Penny Farthing, has become an iconic piece of Victorian engineering and a symbol of British eccentricity. 🎩

The Penny Farthing Ride is a challenging team building activity perfect for groups & parties.

Starting in a quiet historic square, you’ll learn how to safely master the art of mounting, riding, and (crucially) dismounting a Penny Farthing bicycle.

Once accomplished, those with an adventurous temperament will get a chance to ride up to Buckingham Palace on an unforgettable Penny Farthing expedition. 🇬🇧

Ride up The Mall on Penny Farthings

Learn in a safe environment

You’ll start by leaning the basics of penny farthing riding.

In a quiet London square you'll master the art of scooting, mounting, riding, and dismounting.

It’s easier than it looks! 😁

Ride in formation

Having spent time getting comfortable riding solo, you'll then practice riding in formation and guide your penny farthing through gracefull turns.

Set out into London

With your team of elite penny farthing riders, set out into London to see the sights from an entirely new angle.

You'll ride past many iconic landmarks such as Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, and Horseguards Parade.


Celebrate your achievement 🎉

Pose for photos at Buckingham Palace. The ride back and finish with a well earned beer. 🍻

Cause a stir

You'll be the center of attention whereever you ride. 👀

We guarantee onlookers will stop to take photos and people will marvel at your skills. 💪

Penny Farthing Tutors

Gain confidence quickly with our fun & inspiring penny farthing tutors who will coach you closely every step of the way until you are riding solo.

Sizings to suit most rider heights

We have a fleet of mixed sized penny farthings suitable for a wide range of adult heights. If you have any questions or concerns, just chat with us.

Penny Farthing Ride FAQs

  • Whats included?
    Full training, penny farthing bikes, helmets & gloves

  • How long does the training last?
    The total duration of the experience is 3 hours
    We will spend about 1 hour training and getting comfortable with basic skills

  • What if I am not confident?
    There is no obligation to ride to Buckingham Palace
    We can swap your penny farthing for a standard bicycle if you still want to join the ride

  • Do you go on roads?
    We use a mix of bike lanes & quiet back streets, and closed roads (on Sundays)
    The ride is designed to be as safe and scenic as possible

  • Is the experience suitable for children?
    Rides must be over 18 years old and meet the height & weight requirements

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